REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR NIGERIAN LANGUAGES
P.M.B 7078, OGBOR HILL, ABA, ABIA STATE
The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Education and National Universities Commission and has been mandated to develop Nigerian indigenous languages to become vehicles for mass literacy education and technological development, through teacher-training, teaching and learning as well as research into the languages.
The Management of the National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) hereby invites experienced and competent Consultants to submit Expression of Interest for the execution of the Institute’s 2021 capital project.
2. SCOPE OF SERVICE REFERENCE NO PROJECT TITLE ERGP23149587
Consultancy Services for Construction of Academic Block Complex. Consultants and or Consulting firms specialized in providing the following scopes of services are specially invited to respond to this solicitation for expression of interest (EOI): Preparation of preliminary design and estimate.• Advising on Cost Alternative.• Production of detailed Architectural working drawings and detailed Engineering Design Drawings.• Preparation of detailed Bills of Quantities, Bills of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation, Article of Agreements and Checking of Tender Reports, and• Project Monitoring and Site Supervision.
3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Consultants wishing to submit expression of interest for the Project should submit the followings:
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7. Business Name is also acceptable;
ii. Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate (or Personal Income Tax Clearance Certificates of all the Partners in case of Business Name) for the last three (3) years (2018, 2019 and 2020) valid till 31st December 2021;
iii. Evidence of current Pension Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December 2021;
iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2021;
v. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December 2021;
vi. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by inclusion of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2021 or valid Certificate Issued by BPP.
vii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the National Institute for Nigerian Languages or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm all information presented in the bid are true and correct in all particulars;
viii. Company’s profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualification (COREN, CORBON, ARCON, CORBON etc;
ix. Evidence of Firm’s current registration with relevant regulatory professional body(ies);
x. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three(3) similar jobs in the last five (5) years (2016 to date) including Letters of Award, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of projects;
xi. Company’s Audited Accounts for three (3) years (i.e. 2018 2019 and 2020);
xii. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness and readiness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
xiii. For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance Certificate, Pension Clearance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Clearance Certificate, IRR & Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV partner);
xiv. All documents for submission must be transmitted with Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Contact Address, with Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.) and e-mail address. The Letterhead must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the firm.
4. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
All completed Expression of Interest documents must be submitted in two (2) copies each including one (1) original and one (1) photocopy. Both must be put in the bigger envelope with company’s name at the top left hand corner of the envelope. Thereafter, address the envelope to the Executive Director, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, KM 8 Opobo/Azumini Road, Off Ogbor hill, Aba. Drop it inside the designated Tender Box at the Procurement Unit not later than 12:00 noon on Monday, 10th May, 2021.
5. OPENING OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST DOCUMENTS
The EOI will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Monday, 10th May, 2021 at the Institute conference hall. Please ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register in the Procurement Unit while submitting as the National Institute for Nigerian Languages will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.
For further enquiries, please contact the HOD Procurement. Electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. GENERAL INFORMATION
i. Bids must be in English Language and signed by an official authorised by the company.
ii. Bids submitted after the deadline for submission will be returned un-opened.
iii. All costs will be borne by bidders;
iv. Presence of bidders/representatives and members of the public shall not be required during the bid opening ceremony in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines. The Bids Opening will be covered by video recording with the presence of two (2) representatives of private sector professional bodies and Civil Society Organisation in the areas of Anti-Corruption/Transparency, and shall be made available to bidders upon request;
v. Bidders can submit through Post (Courier Services);
vi. Only shortlisted firms would be invited at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals;
vii. The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) is not bound to short-list any bidder and reserves the right to annul the procurement process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007.